Tom Turcich here. April 2nd, 2015 I left my home in New Jersey to embark on a five year trek across the seven continents. The dream of walking around the world formed at seventeen after my friend AnneMarie passed. Since her death I've decided to make the most of each day. I walk the world to become immersed in unknown places and be forced into adventure day after day. In Texas I adopted a dog, Savannah, and we've crossed every border together ever since. I take photos and write, and am hopefully getting better at both with each passing day.

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Latest Writings

Each night in my tent I do a little writing, generally these writings accumulate into a weekly post. In my writings I strive to convey the subtle variances in culture and environment, the strangeness of man, and how walking eight hours a day affects me. For a deeper dive into my experience, start reading.

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Araza

With every border crossing I’m amazed at how much difference the laws of men can make. Each country varies greatly, not just in infrastructure, but in mood. Crossing from Colombia into Ecuador felt similar to when I crossed from Honduras to Nicaragua. The biggest difference being the danger in Honduras was known and palpable, while […]

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Local Advice

I was roughly a hundred kilometers from Popayán and the landscape was transforming from farms to desert.  Gradually the trees turned prickly, and fat cattle were replaced by gaunt horses roaming the dusty earth.  Cars were rare.  Houses were rectangular blocks of dried clay. In the unbridled heat, I crossed a long yellow bridge above […]

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Axle Woes

I had a spectacular view; each mountain taller than those in front of it, winding paths arriving at isolated farmhouses, and a clay-colored river cutting through the valley far below. La Plata, the last city I passed through was sixteen miles back.  Belén, the next town was some undetermined distance ahead, and beyond that were […]

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Miles Walked

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I'm in eternal gratitude to my sponsors. They're support allows me to live the dream I've had since seventeen. I'll do my best not to squander that and share my experience as best I can.